Grabbers releases great trailer
I just saw Grabbers at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and the review is set to go live tonight. It's a great British film that is set in Ireland and combines comedy, science fiction and some horror elements together superbly well and delivers a really enjoyable film. At the core is a superb idea that's typically Irish and British, the idea they have to defeat an alien creature that has landed on their remote island.
The trailer delivers that idea right at the front, although I do think they go a little too far in showing the creature and of the story. While nothing is given away I would like the trailer to do exactly what the film does, and that's keep the characters and the situation at the fore and the creature till last.
Here's the blurb for Grabbers which is a really enjoyable film and with a strong cast of Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley and Russell Tovey who work really well together and have complimentary characters. Coyle's character, an alcoholic Garda (the Irish equivalent of a policeman), turns out to be the one who has to stay sober while the rest of the island get drunk...
Grabbers tells the story of Ciarán O'Shea, a charming but heavy-drinking local Garda who is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has just arrived to a small fishing village off the West coast of Ireland. Not that there's much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that's usually O'Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to Garda O'Shea and Nolan that there's something big out there, and that it's hungry. It's time to rally the villagers, arm the troops...and head to the pub!
The film works well as a comedy and a science fiction film, neither element overpowering the other and making it too much of a comedy or too much of a science fiction film, or worse still a sub-par attempt at them both. Grabbers turns out to be really funny and very enjoyable.
Here's the trailer for Grabbers that comes through TrailerAddict:
...and a review will follow soon.